Change: It’s Scary, Exciting, and Inevitable. How Burnt Creative is in the thick of it…
Good morning, friends.
When I set out on this adventure a year ago, I forced myself to sit down, do some research, and write a business plan. I had no idea what I was doing. The business plan I wrote is definitely not good enough to “take to the bank.” And it already needs revamping.
I set everything on a five-year timeline with mini-goals along the way and an end-goal of transitioning the Burnt Creative Markets into a permanent retail boutique. Most of the intermediate goals pertained to my own studio business: blog features, magazine placements, wholesale accounts.
While my studio business is certainly seeing growth, it’s happening slower than I planned. And the ultimate goal of opening a retail shop five years down the road is creeping, or should I say racing, closer with each passing day.
It turns out, all the little dreams associated with my crafting are more difficult to achieve than my big dream of owning a boutique. However, the slower pace has had its own rewards. I think that last bit bears repeating.
It’s not easy or quick to pave your way in this world as a handmade artisan, the difficulty of which makes its small and steady victories all the more rewarding.
So what changes are on the horizon for Burnt Creative???
- The appearance of a Burnt Creative Studio product in the September issue of Southern Living Magazine.
- Moving my studio to a larger space outside my home and revolutionizing my production process.
- Growing the street markets, particularly the vintage side of things.
- A boutique???
You’ll have to stay tuned (because I don’t know yet either) to see how that one turns out.